Immigration Survey

Immigration Survey

The Canada Texas Chamber of Commerce (CTCC) is conducting a survey to learn about the experience of visitors and temporary workers entering the United States from Canada. CTCC is seeking to gauge the level of ease or difficulty that such persons experience crossing the border. The survey inquires about commonly used ports of entry, visa category, and associated experience at the...

Virtual Trade Panel featuring Clark Packard and Sean Speer

Virtual Trade Panel featuring Clark Packard and Sean Speer

The Canada-Texas Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend our Virtual Trade Panel on Wednesday, March 3rd at 12:00 PM CST. The panel will be moderated by Doug McCullough and features panelists Clark Packard of the R Street Institute and Sean Speer of the University of Toronto and Public Policy Forum.  This will be a discussion about what the Biden administration...

Trade in North America Under a New Administration

Trade in North America Under a New Administration

The State Bar of Texas International Law Section is hosting a one-hour CLE panel to discuss trade in North America and CTCC Director, Doug McCullough will be sharing his expertise. On January 22, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CST, the State Bar of Texas International Law Section is hosting a one-hour CLE panel to discuss trade in North America. With a...

Commercial Truck Drivers as Business Visitors

Commercial Truck Drivers as Business Visitors

Canadian and Mexican truck drivers are authorized by Department of Homeland Security regulations to enter the U.S. as B-1 business visitors to transport goods into the United States from Canada or Mexico. Furthermore, goods loaded in the U.S. may be delivered by B-1 drivers from the U.S. to Mexico or Canada. These seemingly simple rules are nuanced in many ways....

Aluminum Quotas

Aluminum Quotas

This past Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Trade Representative announced that after consultations with the Canadian government, the U.S. government had determined they would place the recently imposed 10% tariff on hold, and instead, they would impose a quota system on Canadian aluminum. The U.S. quotas limit Canadian aluminum exports to be between 70,000 and 83,000 tonnes per month until December....

CTCC Statement on Aluminum Tariffs

CTCC Statement on Aluminum Tariffs

President Donald Trump announced yesterday that he will reimpose tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada, a move that reignites trade tensions just a month after USMCA took effect. The administration’s creation of trade fallouts with America’s key trading partners further increases the commercial risks and uncertainties faced by American companies. The 10% tariff will undoubtedly have a significant negative impact...

Agency Declarations and Federal Litigation Continue to Reshape U.S. Immigration Policy

Agency Declarations and Federal Litigation Continue to Reshape U.S. Immigration Policy

The policies and processes associated with U.S. immigration law have changed more frequently and more profoundly in the past four months than in the preceding four years. The past week alone included several developments that directly affect the administration of U.S. immigration law. Rescission of New Restrictions for Foreign Students On July 14, 2020, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...

Welcome new Alberta Agent General to Houston

Welcome new Alberta Agent General to Houston

The Canada-Texas Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome Dave Rodney, the new Alberta Agent General to Houston. We look forward to working closely with him to continue improving cross-border commerce. Dave Rodney is a former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and has been appointed by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to promote economic cooperation between their province and the state of Texas.